Of Bacon's demand for observation and collection of facts he is an imitator; and he wishes (in a letter of 1632) that " some one would undertake to give a history of celestial phenomena after the method of Bacon, and describe the sky exactly as it appears at present, without introducing a single hypothesis."
About 1330), perhaps the friend and certainly the imitator of Dante, wrote his diwan, of which the last part, "Topheth ve-`Eden," is suggested by the Divina Commedia.
The Consolatio has been put down as late as the 15th century as the work of an Italian imitator, there being no MSS.
Lothair was a strong and capable ruler, who has been described as the "imitator and heir of the first Otto."
He also encouraged the transcription of Latin MSS., which became models of style to Widukind of Corvey, the imitator of Sallust and Livy.